Guidance

Aircraft accidents: guidance for airline operators

What to do in the event of an aircraft accident or serious incident and what the Air Accidents Investigation Branch will do.

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This guidance set outs what the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) does in response to an aircraft accident and serious incident.

It also explains:

  • what the AAIB expects of the aircraft operator
  • how the AAIB will communicate with the operator during an investigation

It applies to UK-based operators and foreign airlines operating aircraft within the UK.

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